Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Though I've never read a line of Homer I believe the Greekof today is essentially unchanged.If anything he is more Greek than he ever was.
As learned commentators view In Homer than Homer knew.jonathan swift
More proof that trusting the Feds to protect our information is like hiring Homer Simpson to guard the donuts.robert x. cringely
Let us also once more rejoice in, and thank God for, the fact that we know nothing about Homer, and practically nothing about Shakespeare.george saintsbury
Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books else appear so mean, so poor, Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books you need.
Antagoras the poet was boiling a conger, and Antigonus, coming behind him as he was stirring his skillet, said, "Do you think, Antagoras, that Homer boiled congers when he wrote the deeds of Agamemnon?" Antagoras replied, "Do you think, O king, that Agamemnon, when he did such exploits, was a peeping in his army to see who boiled congers?"Plutarch
More proof that trusting the Feds to protect our information is like hiring Homer Simpson to guard the donuts.
Homer himself must beg if he want means, and as by report sometimes he did "go from door to door and sing ballads, with a company of boys about him."robert burton
I can no more believe old Homer blind, Than those who say the sun hath never shined; The age wherein he lived was dark, but he Could not want sight who taught the world to see.
Homer, the sovereign poet.
Seven cities warred for Homer, being dead, Who, living, had no roof to shroud his head.
As learned commentators view In Homer more than Homer knew.
Oft in one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet never did I breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken.john keats
[ Homer 's] Fire burns with extraordinary Heat and Vehemence ... Virgil's is a clearer and a chaster Flame ...
This Fire is discerned in Virgil, but discerned as through a glass, reflected from Homer , more shining than fierce, but every where equal and constant.Alexander Pope